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Old 29th September 2008, 00:22   #1
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Default Removing key scratches from a car?

Just picked my new Honda Accord out of the showroom on friday and today I parked my car on the corner around Red Box in bandra.

Came out 30-40 mins later and saw that someone had done a deliberate key scratch all along the right side door (facing the road). Where he stopped or the key slipped he resumed it from a new point and continued all the way till the end.

Well it wasnt one of the security watchment cause I promptly paid them Rs 10 as I got out the car for 'tea' money.

How sad is that Luckily its a silver car so it doesnt look tooo ugly.

Any suggestions on getting it removed? Is a paint touch up the only option

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Old 29th September 2008, 11:38   #2
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Very difficult to remove this, even by a touchup since the line in so so thin.

Get a touchup done and then rubbing + polish after few days, thats the next best option to painting the whole side.
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the best thing is rubbing compound and then polishing it...not much so can do now...sad!!
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OUCH! I know how that feels!

Mus've caused a big big big BIG heartache.

There is nothing much one can do to really deep scratches except for getting it repainted. But if they are slightly less deep you could rub in some scratch removing compound called "Scratch out" to get rid it and then follow it up with some polshing with some F1 or getting it polished by professional POLISHERS/TREATMENTS/BUFFING etc.
People just cant stand a SHINING CAR, CAN THEY?
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Welcome to my world buddy, happened twice to me already !

I used some rubbing compound to dull it out a little but you can't get it of it completely with that. Luckily my car is silver so it's not as visible from a distance but it does hurt everytime i come close to it.

The best solution to resolve this seems to be wetsanding. Check out this DIY video guide:
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Where can we get something like this done in Mumbai?? And how much would it cost for the entire right side, one line from front of car all the way back........


By the way the scratches are not at all deep. I think it is because apparently Arya Honda threw in a free teflon coating (I dont know for sure though since I cant make out the difference).

Even my car is silver so its hardly visible unless you look real close but it still bugs me that it is there :/

Any help would be useful!!

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Welcome to my world buddy, happened twice to me already !

I used some rubbing compound to dull it out a little but you can't get it of it completely with that. Luckily my car is silver so it's not as visible from a distance but it does hurt everytime i come close to it.

The best solution to resolve this seems to be wetsanding. Check out this DIY video guide:
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You dont need a professional to do this job, nor have i heard of any of them using this method.
It is fairly simple...just visit a hardware shop and get the right type of sandpaper w2000 as mentioned in the video. they use a sanding block which is the samething... keep some polish/clear coat hand and apply it after you remove the scratch with the wet sandpaper.
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Dont think I could risk doing something like this myself :/

How do professional scratch removers do it? Cant we go somewhere town side (south Mumbai) to get them removed for not a fortune?

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You dont need a professional to do this job, nor have i heard of any of them using this method.
It is fairly simple...just visit a hardware shop and get the right type of sandpaper w2000 as mentioned in the video. they use a sanding block which is the samething... keep some polish/clear coat hand and apply it after you remove the scratch with the wet sandpaper.
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what a shame!

i have heard that sometimes beggars and eunuchs deliberately scratch a car if the people inside brush them off without giving money. anyone here experienced it?
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Dont think I could risk doing something like this myself :/

How do professional scratch removers do it? Cant we go somewhere town side (south Mumbai) to get them removed for not a fortune?
Dude "town side" is not some different planet There won't be any difference in which part of town you get this done.

There aren't any professional scratch removers that i have come across just regular polish chaps.
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what a shame!

i have heard that sometimes beggars and eunuchs deliberately scratch a car if the people inside brush them off without giving money. anyone here experienced it?
Hmm... dont think I'v experienced them deliberately scratching... but many street urchins at signals just start wiping cars with a dirty, dry rag! And that has acted as a sandpaper and created micro scratches...

Feel like jumping out and thrashing them... but its not always possible in the traffic...

Even if somebody felt like giving them few pennies, they wont/should not feel like it after they do the sandpaper treatment to your sparkling car!
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Today morning when I came down to start for office I saw there are scraches all over the bonnet or dear Car Safari 2.2. Some kid has done all this drawing with stone. Although they are not looking that deep and I think can be removed with somx Polishing etc.

Please help me romeove them, i am really very very upset.
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If the scratches have peeled off the paint, only a visit to the paint shop/dealer will help. I think a stone will have peeled off the paint.
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vasudeva, yes paint has come off but scraches are not too deep.
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Please post picture to confirm if its the clear coat or the paint also has been peeled off.

On the clear coat can be removed with a fine rubbing compund, scratch out/ top cut etc. With some patience and some rubbing effort even deep ones in the clear coat can be taken off, unless they have penetrated the paint layer.

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Today morning when I came down to start for office I saw there are scraches all over the bonnet or dear Car Safari 2.2. Some kid has done all this drawing with stone. Although they are not looking that deep and I think can be removed with somx Polishing etc.

Please help me romeove them, i am really very very upset.

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